General manager Jon Daniels has not committed to Harrison rejoining the Rangers rotation late next week, which indicates that the left-hander could be forced to make two or three more minor league starts, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Van Slyke has been productive in 13 at-bats with four hits, including a home run in the opening game in Australia.
That news comes as no surprise as he has been scheduled to have a further examination of the injury, which was sustained when he was hit by a pitch in the game Wednesday.
Ramirez will attempt to prevent his absence from curtailing his momentum when he does return. He has opened the season on a roll with a stat line of .281/.379/.509 and 11 runs scored.
Parra has just 12 hits in his last 58 at-bats and has been inconsistent as well. He has been held hitless in six of the last 13 games and is 1 for 11 in his last three.
He does, however, rank second on the team with 11 runs on the season.
Machado was able to run the bases without any issues Wednesday. It's one of the final steps before he's able to play in a game. As long as Machado is able to get through the next couple days without any setbacks, he could be in line for an extended spring training game next week. Once he joins a minor-league affiliate, Machado would have 20 days before the team has to activate him.
Overbay is off to a miserable start with just two hits in 20 at-bats.
The slump and spate of strikeouts that began plaguing
Reynolds has just one hit - a home run - in his last 16 at-bats with eight strikeouts. His batting average has dipped during that stretch from .286 to .189.
His inability to make consistent contact and propensity for long slumps is what motivated the Indians to dump him last season. It remains to be seen if he recovers enough to prevent the
Nunez will be the team's 26th man for both games. He'll likely be sent down to the minors following the two games. Nunez was brought over from New York in mid-April.
Manager John Gibbons told reporters that Janssen's injury isn't "a lot worse." He added that Janssen "doesn't feel comfortable enough yet to start cutting it loose." He's expected to be shut down for a few days before he throws again.
Matt Williams certainly can't regret using
Rendon has hit safely in 13 of 15 games for the
He has also shown a decent eye at the plate and an ability to make consistent contact with 10 strikeouts in 59 at-bats.